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Proposal Manager - KIE (BD)


Englewood, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 99079 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Proposal Services (KIPS) provides best-in-class proposal support services to each of Kiewit’s 15 infrastructure districts. We are seeking a Proposal Manager to support or lead the pursuit process and manage teams to successfully deliver targeted strategic proposals while implementing best practices. Effectively collaborates with pursuit management team to develop and implement proposal management plan and leads proposal team in the development of comprehensive, compliant, compelling proposal deliverables in a strict deadline-driven environment.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of our company that offers a variety of services, including, temporary and permanent design services for current projects and new project pursuits in the United States and Canada.  Our design services group has offices in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington State, and Toronto, Canada offering expertise in structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, and materials disciplines.  Our engineering group is responsible for managing engineering assignments in support of Kiewit’s construction projects in both the United States and Canada.  As part of the engineering group, you will have the opportunity to work with other structural and geotechnical engineers, members of our interdisciplinary engineering team, as well as estimators, schedules and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, risk and the design of temporary works. 


This role will be based out of Kiewit’s Englewood, CO (South Denver area) office. Travel required up to 30%.

  • Develop and manage pursuit process and Proposal Management Plan with pursuit capture manager, lead estimator, and partners
  • Participate in upfront strategy/capture process with Business Line Management team
  • Analyze and interpret solicitation documents and requirements (RFQ, RFI, RFP) to create comprehensive response templates (compliance matrix, proposal outlines, schedule)
  • Develop responsibility/compliance matrix with pursuit team defining roles and assignments of each resource to ensure compliant proposal
  • Assess level of effort for pursuits and personnel resourcing needs to effectively manage proposal development phase
  • Lead proposal development meetings including kickoff, milestone reviews/recovery, and lessons learned
  • Provide direction to pursuit team including schedule management, compliance oversight, writing instructions, and team guidance throughout the proposal development phase
  • Facilitate strategy and storyboarding sessions with pursuit team members and SMEs, work with writers and designers to incorporate strategy into proposal. Translate the win strategy into key themes and drive them into proposal sections through a disciplined process that articulates compelling messages with benefits statements, graphics, and proofs
  • Brainstorm and collaborate with graphic designers on visually persuasive technical and informational graphics
  • Review/author material for sections throughout proposal development phase
  • Perform final review of all required elements for proposal submission to confirm delivery of compliant, compelling, and comprehensive response
  • Develop and maintain best practices and templates, data platform, and style guides
  • Coordinate with graphic designers in development of production plan/process
  • At least five (5) years of proposal management experience in A/E/C industry with an emphasis on $100+ million qualifications-based/design-build, design-build-operate-maintain, and CM/GC projects
  • History of working on large design/construction projects, including transportation-, Federal- and water/wastewater- based pursuits
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, English, Construction Management or equivalent required. Graduate level degree preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Shipley method of proposal development
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InCopy
  • Required Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - within core group and with internal and external clients
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and attentive listening skills
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate effectively to successfully complete multiple tasks concurrently
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to work collaboratively with multiple personalities
  • Strong writing skills including an understanding of the elements of style and English grammar
  • Ability to write concise, compelling and compliant text through interviews with subject matter experts
  • Strong team leader who is self-motivated and has ability to work effectively with professionals from various backgrounds
  • Action orientated – ability to take on challenges, effective problem-solving skills to develop issue resolution
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and meet high standards and be attentive to quality
  • Ability to deliver quality work and results in a strict deadline-driven environment 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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